Cowboys restructure Brandin Cooks’ contract

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The Texans agreed to pay $6 million of Brandin Cooks‘ $18 million salary before the trade to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys since have restructured the contract.

They will turn $8 million of Cooks’ $12 million base salary into a signing bonus, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. His salary now is $4 million.

Cooks will count $6 million against the Cowboys’ salary cap.

Cooks is under contract through 2024 with a base salary of $8 million next season.

He joins the Cowboys after three seasons in Houston, which went 11-38-1 in his time there. The Cowboys won 12 games each of the past two seasons.

“I couldn’t be more hungry,” Cooks said Monday. “The last three years is what it is, but I tell you when you step into a locker room like this and an organization, and you got those three years under your belt like that, I mean, that fuel is just definitely fueling the fire to be able to come out here and just show up and help my team win. I can’t wait. I truly can’t.”

6 responses to “Cowboys restructure Brandin Cooks’ contract

  1. This dude is going to pass Ryan Fitzpatrick in number of teams played for before long.

  2. I’ve always liked Brandin. He’s always been great about the trades… even though they may not have been his preference.
    He’s been traded at least twice for a 1st round pick, so that says a lot.

  3. intrigued to see how he fits in. Could be in for a lot of fireworks next season in Dallas

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